Fousseni Diabaté

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Fousseni Diabaté
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Diabaté playing for Leicester City against Chelsea in the FA Cup on 18 March 2018
Personal information
Full name Fousseni Diabaté[1]
Date of birth (1995-10-18) 18 October 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Aubervilliers, France
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current team
Sivasspor
(on loan from Leicester City)
Youth career
2004–2011 Rennes
2011–2014 Reims
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Reims II 11 (1)
2015–2017 Guingamp II 49 (12)
2017–2018 Gazélec Ajaccio 18 (3)
2018– Leicester City 15 (0)
2019–Sivasspor (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2015 Mali U20 5 (0)
2016 Mali U23 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 December 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 May 2018

Fousseni Diabaté (born 18 October 1995)[3] is a professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or forward for Sivasspor, on loan from Leicester City. Born in France, Diabaté represents Mali internationally.

Club career[edit]

Diabaté was at the youth academy at Stade Rennais for seven years before being kicked out, and thereafter joined Stade de Reims.[4] He played for the reserves of En Avant de Guingamp before joining Gazélec Ajaccio on 20 June 2017.[5] He made his professional debut with Gazélec Ajaccio in a 1–1 Ligue 2 tie with Valenciennes FC on 28 July 2017, assisting his side's only goal.[6]

On 13 January 2018, Diabaté moved to Leicester City for an undisclosed fee.[7] Two weeks later, he made his debut for Leicester City in the FA Cup fourth round match against Peterborough United and scored twice in a 5–1 win.[8]

He joined Sivasspor on loan in January 2019.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 6 January 2019[10]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stade Reims II 2013–14[11] CFA 2 11 1 11 1
Guingamp II 2015–16[12] CFA 2 23 4 23 4
2016–17[13] CFA 2 26 8 26 8
Total 60 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 60 13
Guingamp 2016–17 Ligue 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
Gazélec Ajaccio 2017–18[14] Ligue 2 18 3 1 2 2 0 21 5
Leicester City 2017–18[14] Premier League 14 0 2 2 0 0 16 2
2018–19[14] Premier League 1 0 1 0 2 0 4 0
Total 15 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 18 2
Career totals 93 16 5 4 5 0 0 0 103 20

International career[edit]

Diabaté made one appearance for the Mali U20s at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in a 2–0 loss to the Serbia U20s,[15] as well as 5 games at the 2015 African U-20 Championship.[16][17][18][19] He also appeared for the Mali U23s at the 2016 Toulon Tournament.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Fousseni Diabaté". Leicester City F.C. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Diabete biography and age". UzomediaTV. 2 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Fousseni Diabaté, à charge de revanche".
  5. ^ "L2 – Diabate Fousseni rejoint le GFCA – Gazélec Ajaccio". 20 June 2017.
  6. ^ "LFP.fr – Ligue de Football Professionnel – Domino's Ligue 2 – Saison 2017/2018 – 1ère journée – Valenciennes FC / Gazélec FC Ajaccio". www.lfp.fr.
  7. ^ "Leicester City: Fousseni Diabate joins Foxes from Gazelec Ajaccio". BBC Sport. 13 January 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  8. ^ Law, James (27 January 2018). "Peterborough United 1–5 Leicester City". BBC. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  9. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46823629
  10. ^ "F. Diabaté". soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Games played by Fousseni Diabaté in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Games played by Fousseni Diabaté in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Games played by Fousseni Diabaté in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  14. ^ a b c "Games played by Fousseni Diabaté in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  15. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 - Matches - Serbia-Mali - FIFA.com". FIFA.com.
  16. ^ Football, CAF – Confederation of African. "CAF – Competitions – 19th Edition of the African Under 20 Championship – Match Details". www.cafonline.com.
  17. ^ Football, CAF – Confederation of African. "CAF – Competitions – 19th Edition of the African Under 20 Championship – Match Details". www.cafonline.com.
  18. ^ Football, CAF – Confederation of African. "CAF – Competitions – 19th Edition of the African Under 20 Championship – Match Details". www.cafonline.com.
  19. ^ Football, CAF – Confederation of African. "CAF – Competitions – 19th Edition of the African Under 20 Championship – Match Details". www.cafonline.com.
  20. ^ "Officiel : La liste des joueurs retenus pour le Tournoi de Toulon ! – Malifootball". 19 May 2016.

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